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Nancy Farmer
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Matteo Alacran

Matteo Alacran, a.k.a. Matt, is the protagonist of The House of the Scorpion. He is a clone who was created from the DNA of El Patron, the Master of Opium, and this novel recounts his life. Matt lives isolated in a house in the middle of the poppy fields with Celia. When children appear outside the window and try to talk to him, Matt breaks the window and jumps out, cutting himself on the glass. The children carry him to the Big House on the Alacran Estate to see the doctor, but when Mr. Alacran recognizes Matt as El Patron's clone, he puts Rosa in charge of Matt. Rosa imprisons Matt in a room filled with sawdust, treating him like an animal, but when Celia finds out what is going on, she contacts El Patron who rescues Matt and forbids anyone to treat Matt poorly...

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